LDS Worldwide Indexing Event 2015
Members of the LDS church helped kick off the 2014 Worldwide Indexing event by bringing friends from all backgrounds and family together to see over 66,000 participants come together in a 24-hour period. You may be asking yourself what is indexing and what does it have to do with family history? Indexing allows you to add old names and records into a database that people worldwide can access to find their ancestors. Most records being worked on include census records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, military registrations, and more. The names most people index generally have not come from your own family line. You may work on someones ancestors in Germany and a person living in New York may access these files the next day. This work really lets everyone help one another with family history.
This year the LDS church is looking to make the indexing event into a whole week long and shooting for a record of 100,000 volunteers. This event is called “Fuel the Find” and happens August 7-14 no matter where you are. They are looking to put their focus this year on languages. Indexed records are like the fuel that gives FamilySearch.org the power to connect people to their missing family members. Every name you index adds another drop of precious fuel that can help someone else to find their ancestors.
If you are ready to be a part of this event please invite a friend and join in this record breaking event!
You can download a PDF file below that will help you visually understand this system or download and share with a friend.